An Atmosphere of the Marvelous
“The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects.
We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.”
(Charles Baudelaire – French poet, 1821-1867)
Baudelaire didn’t use those words for Varanasi (Benaras) however they express so well the atmosphere of “the oldest living city in the world”.
This lady was washing a few utensils in the holy waters of the Ganges after using them in order to worship.
I took this picture from a boat.
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